May 21st, The Rapture, The Problem With Setting Dates

May 21st, The Rapture, The Problem With Setting Dates

Matthew 24:36-39 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

With a setting of the date for the Rapture and the beginning of the seven year tribulation as May 21st, 2011, the ministry of Harold Camping joins the long list of many others who have tried to predict events Jesus said “No man could know”.

I am not sure which part of “That day and hour no one knows…: was misunderstood, but by the writing of this article, it is clear that no man knows the day or hour of the event called “The Rapture”.

Jesus does not want us to know that day. He has always intended that it would be a date that would surprise the secular world, and be a date to watch for by the Christian church. By not knowing the day or the hour when the Rapture would take place, Jesus intends that all of us who love Him and believe He will return for us, would be kept in a constant state of expectation.